|College Republicans plan counter rally to Occupy Whitewater|
|Written by Dan Plutchak|
|Wednesday, 16 November 2011 15:58|
WHITEWATER -- Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker are expected to face off with opponents Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater during a counter rally to Occupy Whitewater. The UW-Whitewater College Republicans are sponsoring their counter rally to show that university students stand with Walker.
“For too long conservatives have ignored college campuses and allowed one point of view to dominate. No longer on our campus. In a peaceful, respectful, clear and concise way we will show our solidarity with Governor Walker and conservative reforms,” read a posting on the group’s Facebook page.
The counter rally is planned to run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the South Library Mall, just off Main Street, in front of the Anderson Library.
The Occupy Whitewater event is being organized by three students groups and plans include two days of rallies and education.
Organizers expected state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Rep. Peter Barca and Rep. Andy Jorgenson to speak.
The American Dream movement, along with three UW-Whitewater student groups, including Forward Whitewater, the Peace Group and the College Dems, were sponsoring the event on the UW-Whitewater’s South Library Mall. Organizers were hoping for a significant number of campers to stay overnight.
The rally will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Library Mall with Jorgensen, Barca, and Erpenbach stopping by.
At 6:30 p.m. students will march as a group to Hyland Hall's Timmerman Auditorium where Erpenbach will be speaking at 7 p.m.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2011 06:39|